Silence under destruction #PrayForThePhilippines

Around 7:30 in the morning, I accompanied my grandma in her usual morning walks. The aftermath was in front of my eyes. I do not want to believe it but it was there, naked and quiet. The submerged houses, the blank stares of people, the well-lighted lamp-post, the wet road seemed to bring a sense of hopelessness. Do not get me wrong, I know how strong we are as a country, but if you saw what transpired and think about the lost lives, it can and it does bring tears to a mournful heart.

The pictures that I am about to share were all taken in one area, Ugong Pasig City where I am staying during work days with my Grandma. I know that this is nothing compared to other areas, but the fact that its flooded, it’s worth sharing.

My hometown flooded #PrayForThePhilippines

I was born and raised in Binangonan Rizal Philippines. As you can see on the map above, we are connected with Laguna Lake which makes our area prone to floods. Most of the people here works for the fishing industry including my family. With continued rains for the last two weeks, the lake got larger than usual that caused floods all over our place. I know that our countrymen are doing all that they can to help those in need, I do hope more help will come to my dear hometown.

The aftermath of this flood, I am sure will surpass what happened with “Ondoy” three years ago. All the fish-pen, businesses small or big had been damaged. Let us continue to hold on and watch out for each others safety.

I am extending my personal thank you to our Honorable Mayor Boyet Ynares, her always helpful and smiling daughter Cecille Ynares, my dedicated batch mate Relly Bernardo and all the people who are assisting them up to now. I regret that I cannot come home due to flooded passageways on the way home. I promise to fix the old clothes that I have as soon as I have the chance.

I cannot sleep through this rough event that our country is facing, I hope I am making a difference by blogging these things.

PLEASE fellow Filipinos, this is not the time for blaming, we cannot point our fingers at PAG-ASA for their predictions, we cannot blame the government for not being “that ready” and so on. We cannot stop the rain as badly as we want too. Let us not react too badly on what the media is showing us right now. WE ARE ALL DOING OUR BEST. It is better to know how we can be of help.  Again, let us not stop praying as we continue to share blessings and save lives.***

Below are the photos of my dear hometown, Binangonan and Rizalenos, just hang in there.

***Photos came from my online friends, thank you so much for letting me use them***

Non-stop rain for 2 weeks #PrayForThePhilippines

Since last week, our dearest country has suffered from non stop rains brought by Typhoon Gener. When I talk about rains, rain in the morning, afternoon, evening and dawn that caused floods in all areas. I do not know how I can help at this very moment but maybe sharing these pictures that I got from my online community will raise awareness that we are now in a critical state. Please pray for our country, it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Prayers can always move mountains, I am a believer.

HOW TO HELP?

Here is one good site where you can donate if you do not have time to buy/look for grocery and clothes that you want to share: ONLINE DONATION GAWAD KALINGA

You can also donate by texting to RED CROSS: To donate to @philredcross text RED <amt> to 2899. Transaction is FREE.Send to 2899. Available amounts are 5, 25, 50 or 100. Ex. RED 50

If you need any rescue RED CROSS NUMBERS are HOTLINE 143 TRUNKLINE 527-0000

Check out ABS-CBN Facebook page to know where you can donate cash or relief goods.

Victory Church also has a list of places where you can drop goods.

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Let us stay alert and be safe, here our the important numbers in case you need them.

***Photos came from my online friends, thank you so much for letting me use them***